Archive for August, 2008

Calculating QuickBooks Reorder Points

| August 30, 2008 | 13 Comments

Last week in my posting on Understanding QuickBooks Reorder and Build Points I talked about how QuickBooks uses the Reorder Point in reports to tell you when to reorder purchased parts. Today I will discuss some ideas on how to select a reorder point for your items.

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Understanding QuickBooks Reorder and Build Points

| August 25, 2008 | 14 Comments

It’s never a good idea to run out of important inventory items that you resell or use in manufacturing. In simple inventory control systems we often set a minimum stocking level that is used to generate a warning when an item falls below a particular on-hand balance, so that you can order (or build) more […]

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Multiple Part Numbers for the same QuickBooks Item

| August 15, 2008 | 14 Comments

There are times when you have an inventory part in your QuickBooks item list that you want to refer to by different ID’s in an invoice. Sometimes the customer wants THEIR part number on the invoice, for example. How can you handle that with QuickBooks? If you have a “Widget” but one customer wants to […]

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Outsourced or Sub-Contract Work in QuickBooks

| August 6, 2008 | 16 Comments

Many manufacturing (and other) businesses send materials out to another firm to perform some intermediary processing of the item. This can be plating of a component part, populating a PC board with circuit components, and many other tasks. I’ll give you some ideas of how you might handle this in QuickBooks.

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